CEO's Blog

  • Valuing Our People is Our Top Priority

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   DSP Recognition Week, celebrated September 9-15, recognizes the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding Direct Support Professionals and their vital contributions to communities across the country. Here at Penn-Mar, managers and administrators have… Read More

  • A Nationally Recognized Investment in Staff

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   A few weeks ago I had the honor of standing in front of some 500 people at the 2018 Reinventing Quality Conference in Baltimore where I accepted a national award that recognized… Read More

  • Sharing Innovative Practices to Benefit All

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   I recently returned from the American Association of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Conference in St. Louis where I was invited to participate in a work group that was addressing a topic of… Read More

  • Designing and Right Sizing Penn-Mar’s Future

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Penn-Mar Human Services is known for leading the industry with innovative community-based supports as well as an Employment First focus for individuals with disabilities. But we are just as passionate about providing… Read More

  • Out and About in the Community

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   The now popular person-centered approach to supporting individuals with disabilities is not a new one to leadership and staff at Penn-Mar. But it continually informs what we do here to ensure that… Read More

  • Building Supports for Adults with Autism

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   If it seems like you’re hearing about more children you know being diagnosed with autism, it’s because autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the U.S., and in some states, like… Read More

  • Why Advocacy Matters

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   I’m a firm believer that advocacy is not a sprint. It’s a marathon requiring never-ending education and persistence. Seats in the legislature are continually turning over and new lawmakers come into Annapolis… Read More

  • Changing the World

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Perhaps you’ve heard about Amy Wright, the mother of two children with Down Syndrome who was recently named CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year. Wright and her husband opened a coffee shop… Read More

  • A New Year’s Resolve

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services Happy New Year! Like many of you, we at Penn-Mar are starting the month of January with a host of positive new goals that we want to achieve in 2018. I hesitate to… Read More

  • Transforming Lives, Together

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services It has been said that people without a vision have a tendency to wander around aimlessly. The same fate can also impact organizations that react to changes in the landscape rather than proactively… Read More